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Avon and Somerset PEEL 2015

Other inspections

How well has the force performed in our other inspections?

In addition to the three core PEEL pillars, HMICFRS carries out inspections of a wide range of policing activity throughout the year. Some of these are conducted alongside the PEEL inspections; others are joint inspections.

Findings from these inspections are published separately to the main PEEL reports, but are taken into account when producing the rounded assessment of each force's performance.

Leadership

Last updated 25/02/2016

As part of HMIC’s annual all-force inspections into police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy (PEEL) in 2015, HMIC assessed how well led forces are at every rank and grade of the organisation and across all areas inspected in PEEL. We reviewed how well a force understands and is developing its leaders; whether it has set a clear and compelling future direction; and how well it motivates and engages the workforce.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary has clearly shared its mission, vision and values with its workforce, which understands what is expected of it. The force has articulated clearly its future plans through its new operating model, although some of the workforce has expressed concern about its effectiveness.

While the constabulary has recently changed some of its chief officers, it has managed largely to mitigate any negative effects on the workforce. This includes the development of a strategic approach to talent management, which will help the constabulary develop its leaders of the future.

Questions for Leadership

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How well does the force have a clear understanding of the current state of its leadership at every level?